Here is my poster for the Missing Person (3.5 stars) design assignment. I decided to use Jesse Pinkman who is a character in the TV series Breaking Bad. Don’t worry, if you have not seen the show or are currently watching this will not spoil anything. I know there is at least one person in this class currently who is watching it for the first time.
Behind the Creation
As you may of noticed with my Tickling Walter White video assignment, I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad. In my opinion it may just be one of the, if not the, greatest TV series in history. I am currently re-watching the entire series again, and it is still just as good the second time. I wanted to do this assignment since I wanted to try to use the template options available in the Pages software for Mac and see how well I could design a poster for this. Also, if you have seen the show then you might understand why I chose Jesse Pinkman for this (again, do not want to spoil anything).
I found Pages to be quite simple to use when I was making this. It worked very intuitively and it felt pretty free even though I was using a template.
I created a new document and chose the Lost & Found Flyer template as the starting point for this assignment. After I selected the template, I clicked “Choose” in the bottom right corner
I removed the place holder text from the top part and typed in “Missing” and changed the text color to red. The I selected the text box and changed the fill color from the right menu. I decided to go with black.
The top part now changed to a black fill color.
I clicked on the image of the dog and in the right menu went to the “Image” tab. Here, I was given a “Replace” button so I could change the image to my own image. I clicked the button and opened the image file I had downloaded on my local computer.
The image is now replaced to the picture that I desired. I went through the same process for the bottom part below the picture that I did for the top part. I removed the place holder text and changed the fill color for the text box.
I then filled in the information I wanted for the bottom part. Then finally I inserted a text box by clicking “Text” on the top menu. I entered the text I wanted in the text box and moved it to where I wanted it. It is a free moving text box so it can be placed anywhere.